Mighty Cap Mushrooms grow kits are fun for everyone! Our grow kits are ready to start immediately. They contain living mycelium and must be started. If you want to delay the start date, you can store your kit in the refrigerator for up to one week. Check out this three-day time lapse of our Pink Oyster Kit. (Start date was 10 days prior.) See below for more detailed info on growing and harvesting your Mighty Cap Mushrooms grow kit.
Harvesting your grow kit is super easy! Remove the entire cluster by rocking back and forth. Trim any substrate off that is stuck on the back side of the cluster. No need to rinse, these mushrooms are ready to chop, cook and eat. If your feeling up to it try for a second flush. Read the detail instructions below.
Mighty Cap Mushrooms Grow Kit
Are you ready to grow your own mushrooms?
This is a fun process for all ages.
Simply follow the directions below and enjoy.
Do your happy dance and get ready to witness something truly amazing!
Inside your kit there is a fully colonized substrate block full of mushroom mycelium and a mushroom mister bottle. Start by opening the top of your kit and remove the mushroom mister bottle. Ensure that you closed the top of your box and fill the mushroom mister with tap water.
On the front of the kit, press around the perforated circle mushroom logo to remove and expose the grow kit. This is where your mushrooms will grow out of. Using a sharp box cutter, cut an “X” in the exposed circle from edge to edge. Don’t worry about cutting into the block of substrate and Do NOT peel open the "X".
Place your grow kit on a countertop in your home with indirect light, fresh air movement and some humidity. We recommend putting it near your kitchen sink. Do not put in your closet or bedroom. Most home temperatures range 67-70 degrees and is ideal for them to grow. Spray the cut "X" area with several pumps 2-3 times daily using the provided mushroom mister. It can take 5-10 days until you start to see the mushrooms forming, keep misting them until they are ready to harvest. Seriously, don’t forget to mist them 2-3 times daily, they need to stay hydrated! Be patient, when the mushrooms are ready to grow, they will push open the cut "X" and start to emerge.
Once you see the mushrooms growing and caps starting to form remember to keep spraying them. (Mushrooms like to be moist) Pick within 5-7 days or when you start to see the caps flatten out. Grab the base of the entire cluster with two hands, rock back and forth to Harvest. This block should produce about a pound or more on the first flush. Cut away any of the substrate that has stuck to the bottom of the cluster before consuming. Lion's Mane in particular will start to elongate its teeth to about 1/4 inch long and start to yellow slightly when its ready to harvest.
Do not rinse the mushrooms in water. They are ready to chop, cook and eat. Check out our Instagram for cooking ideas and website for recipes. Enjoy!
Bonus: Try for a second flush! Remove any loose bits from the substrate block that may have been left from the first harvest. Keep spraying the same opening for another 5-10 days and repeat the growing process over again. Typically, the yields will be half of what your first flush was. Good Luck!
If you are done mushroom farming, break up your finished substrate block into mulch for your garden and or flower beds.
Your garden and flowers will thank you later.